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Poems of Praise and Joy
Valerie talks about Edith Taylor
Every birthday and Chrismas my family would receive a beautiful card from Aunt Edith. In each card would be a poem. On birthdays, the poem would be about the joy of living and the beauty of nature. On Christmas, the poem would be about worship, the joy of living, and the gifts of God.
The poems were lovely. We kept as many of them as we could. Unfortunately, we moved many times, following my Navy dad from base to base and some items are invariably lost. Later I received my own poems for my own husband and kids. Again, I moved frequently and lost much.
But I have managed to keep many of the poems. My parents had some in their boxes of pictures and mementos. My 4 sisters have kept some. And my cousin Kathy Rice has some of the best, but then Kathy is Edith Taylor’s daughter. She has copies that my family, who always lived hundreds of miles away, have never seen.
Members of Aunt Edith’s church passed her poems around and were always proud and glad to receive their own poems. Kathy has copies of some of these and others.
Now we will pool these lovely testaments to a gracious woman’s beliefs in the closeness of family, the love of God and Christ, patriotism as an American, beauty of nature, joy of pets, the best of people, and agape in the truest sense.
These poems will be illustrated by the very people that she wrote many of them
Stay posted for more details and for anecdotes of the life of this wonderful woman in the blog posts categorized as “Taylor”
As Edith Taylor is deceased, I will post essays provided by her daughter Kathy that were written either by Kathy or other family members or were writings that Kathy has in her memorabilia.
Edith Taylor was my aunt. Her daughter, Kathy, spoke to me on Thanksgiving Day 2018 about publishing her poems. Of course, I enthusiastically said, “Yes!”